19 January 1998 Laser radiation in tennis elbow treatment: a new minimally invasive alternative
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Abstract
The epicondylitis humeri radialis (EHR) (tennis elbow), is a common disease in elbow joint pain syndromes. We treated patients with chronic pain for at least one year and no improvement with conservative or operative therapies with a new minimal invasive method, the EHR-Laser radiation (EHR- LR). With this method periepicondylar coagulations were applied to the trigger points of the patients. For this the previously established technique of facet joint coagulation with the Nd:Yag-laser was modified. In a follow-up study of between 6 weeks and 2 years all patients reported either a significant pain reduction or were symptom free. EHR-LR is a new method situated between conservative and surgical treatments for minimal invasive therapy of EHR. Several therapeutic rationales were discussed for the resulting pain reduction.
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Stefan Paganini, Stefan Paganini, Dietmar R. Thal, Dietmar R. Thal, Klaus Werkmann, Klaus Werkmann, } "Laser radiation in tennis elbow treatment: a new minimally invasive alternative", Proc. SPIE 3193, Photothermal Therapies in Medicine, (19 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300837; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.300837
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